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Looking back on 2010: Maine goes red

Republicans take over Augusta, Portland cops go online, gay rights stay center stage, and more!
There were big wins, big defeats, encouraging signs, and disappointments. Here's a look at what Maine enjoyed — and endured — in 2010.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 22, 2010
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Building up the Baysides

Looking forward on the peninsula's last frontiers
Perhaps you've been bowling and boozing at Bayside Bowl on Alder Street. Or maybe you've been biking down Fox Street and over to Whole Foods, throwing a glimpse over to Anderson as you pass — you just might see someone you know.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 16, 2010



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Getting the green light on transport

Going Green
Exciting — if daunting — developments are on the transportation horizon in the greater Portland area.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 26, 2010



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10 years later, we told you so

Ten years of being right (well, mostly)
Like many in the alternative press, we pride ourselves on being ahead of the game. Sometimes, of course, that means we're wrong about what might be coming down the pike — that's part of the risk of being "out front" and not just reacting to the news as it happens.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 16, 2009

Inspiring urban growers

Just in time for the fresh-food abundance that comes with summer and farmers' markets and pick-your-own adventures, the folks at SPACE Gallery and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will host their second Food+Farm extravaganza this week.
Just in time for the fresh-food abundance that comes with summer and farmers' markets and pick-your-own adventures, the folks at SPACE Gallery and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will host their second Food+Farm extravaganza this week.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 06, 2009
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Why we live here

Tell us your story at  thePhoenix.com/Portland
By now, we've all heard what the people at Forbes magazine have to say about why Portland is at the top of its annual "America's Most Livable Cities" list. We apparently scored a lot of points on a "leisure index."
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 22, 2009
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Citizen organization re-envisions a city street

Reclaiming Franklin
A group of local and state government officials, neighborhood representatives, and open-space advocates are in the beginning stages of an effort they hope will transform Franklin Arterial.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 24, 2008

Planning a promenade

Going green
Presumably, most people who enjoy the to-be-built Bayside Promenade will experience it differently than I did last Saturday.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 26, 2008
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Scattered after-thoughts

Post-Election
With the Phoenix going to press on Tuesday evening (before most election results came in), I struggled to come up with ways to be relevant on the morning after.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 05, 2008
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Gathering steam

Local train proposals seek funding, find support
As flight attendants do with pin-on airline wings, TrainRiders hosts used to distribute blue “I rode the Amtrak Downeaster today” stickers to children only.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 06, 2008
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Chew on this

Is there a food co-op in Portland’s future?
“It’s a crime, really, that the largest city in Maine doesn’t have a natural foods co-op.”
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 05, 2007
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Finding Portland

"Lost Sites" gives architectural ideas a purpose
Petra Fogie, 27, is an architectural designer living and working in Portland.
By IAN PAIGE  |  April 04, 2007
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Park it

Both proposals for the Maine State Pier are missing something big
If you believe the Portlanders who worked on the Olympia Companies proposal for redeveloping the Maine State Pier, the competition between their outfit and Ocean Properties is simple.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 08, 2007

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